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LaMichael James: I need to learn the NFL game

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08:02 AM ET 10.23 | A standout career at Oregon may have earned LaMichael James his ticket to the NFL, but it hasn't gifted him a place on the field. James has been inactive for every game this season and, along with most of his draft class, has been relegated to playing the role of an upcoming opponent on the scout team. James, who holds the Oregon record for rushing yards, said he's competitive and wants to play but insisted he's not frustrated. "I don't look down and say, 'Hey, I'm a horrible player.'" he said. "I think I can play with anybody out there. I really do believe that. But at the same time, I do need to learn. That's big -- learn the NFL game. That's a huge step for me, just to get that down pat first before I go out there and make a fool of myself."

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October 23, 2012  08:27 AM ET

When you get drafted by a solid contender like San Francisco, you shouldn't expect to be given a starting job. Earn it.

Admitting he's got a lot to learn is a great first step, though.

October 23, 2012  08:29 AM ET

It's tough to get on Harbaugh's field bro... Ask Vernon Davis during after the coaching change, and Randy Moss.

October 23, 2012  08:42 AM ET

He has a great opportunity ahead of him, hopefully he won't blow it!

October 23, 2012  10:17 AM ET

An injury or two, and your good to go.

October 23, 2012  10:54 AM ET

You'll get your chance James, be patient....

October 23, 2012  11:27 AM ET

francis gore aint going to last forever...

October 23, 2012  12:49 PM ET

Well he never had to block or hit a blitz pickup at Oregon. If he can't do it in the pros, the only way he sees the field is on ST

October 23, 2012  04:06 PM ET

Moseby, James is a good blocker. He blocked a number of times while playing at Oregon, against blitzing LB's.

 
October 23, 2012  06:46 PM ET
QUOTE(#7):

Well he never had to block or hit a blitz pickup at Oregon. If he can't do it in the pros, the only way he sees the field is on ST

Giants have the same issues with Wilson!

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